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Nathan Bridgeman

Nathan Bridgeman

Lymphedema Specialist & Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Nathan Bridgeman is an American trained Physiotherapist having graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998. From early on, he chose to specialize in the areas of Lymphedema management and vestibular rehabilitation. He was trained as a certified Lymphedema Therapist by Gunter Klose, whilst also completing advanced studies in vestibular rehabilitation, both in 2005. In 2010, he when on to further specialize by receiving advanced training at the Foeldiklinik in Germany, currently the world leader in lymphedema care. He is a member of the (USA) National Lymphedema Network and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in the Lymphology Association of North America.

As a Lymphedema Physiotherapist, he is able to treat the full spectrum of lymphedema from early onset of the disease process to the more severe cases including lymphedema secondary to cancer treatment and radiation. Using the technique of Complete Decongestive Therapy, he is able to effectively treat all regions of the body from the head and neck, lower limbs, upper limbs and torso by prescribing properly fit compression garments. As part of his management protocol, Nathan is also able to prescribe an exercise program that will specifically target swollen areas especially with post breast cancer patients.

Vestibular rehabilitation involves the treatment of vertigo, dizziness or imbalance arising from: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s Disease, neurological disorders, ear infections, age related issues or other disease processes that affect the inner ear or brain. He has had excellent results and has helped many patients who are frequently in extreme distress from these often-debilitating illnesses.

Nathan is also experienced in treating patients with neurological deficits such as stroke patients, neuromuscular disorders, and head injuries. He is able to provide acute physiotherapy care and rehabilitation with the aim to return to full function.

To make an appointment with Nathan, contact us at 2525 8168.
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